Welcome to the Tsonga History discussion blog, a simple platform for researching the history of the Tsonga people as part of efforts to rediscover the true history of Africa's people. We have to do this as a necessity to understand what the past was, in order to shape a future that is totally free of colonial distortions, a future whose tenure will mark the total freedom of Africa's people from the yoke of neo-colonialism.
Please feel free to contribute your thoughs, or whatever information that will help this blog achieve its mission.To kickstart the discussion on the history of the Tsonga people, we start with the publication of a document on the issue of Tsonga kingship, which is an abridged version of a submission to the Nhlapo Commission, opposing the claim by Eric Nxumalo that he be enthroned as a King of the Tsonga (and Shangaan people).
Given the complexity of the debate and the issues at hand, we think that this blog will allow us to have a responsible debate, with everyone exercising their rights to make their views known. We are of the view that there is no need for current generations to settle the unfinished business of yesteryear; rather our challenge is to engage in a collective journey to locate our distant past in order to build a shared, prosporous future.
Participants are encouraged to be responsible by exercising the necessary restraint, avoiding at all costs the use of offensive langauge. It is possible to grow from our current differences around the current efforts to resurrect the 18th century Gaza Kingdom.